Montana Dental Association

Montana Towns and Areas in Need of Dentists

Practice dentistry in Central Montana …..

Raise your family in one of the friendliest towns in the West, Havre, Montana. As the center of a trade area with a population of 17,000 people and only a handful of dentists, Havre offers great potential for graduating dental students and dentists. Located on the rolling plains of north central Montana, the town is in the center of some of the best hunting and fishing in Montana.

Havre began over 100 years ago at the transportation hub of the area. Today some of the world's best spring and winter wheat is shipped from the area. Agriculture is the financial lynchpin of this part of Montana, but the diverse local economy includes farming, ranching, hospital and health services, professional and retail businesses, and the railroad.

Havre offers a wide range of attractions, including the lovely Bears Paw Mountains located only 15 miles south of town. The peaks of Mount Baldy, Bates, and Otis rise to levels of 6,000 to 7,000 feet, and all are within 20 minutes of town. Havre also boasts an excellent school system, including a branch of the Montana State University system.

For more information about this area, log onto the Havre Chamber of Commerce web site at

If you are interested in learning about loan repayment assistance if you were to locate in this area, the National Health Service Corps is a national program that provides both loan repayment and scholarships to dentists. The NHSC website is To be eligible to apply for assistance, you must practice in a health professional shortage area (HPSA) and agree to provide care to Medicaid and Medicare patients, and have a discount system for low income populations. Havre is in Hill County that has been designated as a dental health professional shortage area.


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